Deadline: Monday, July 15, 2019

This award is presented to the author(s) of the paper judged to be the best paper presented at the Urban Affairs Association’s (UAA) conference. Recipients are given a  $1000 honorarium, an award plaque and complimentary conference registration (valued at $400+) to the subsequent conference where the achievement is officially recognized. A formal press release with photo will be sent to the recipient’s institutional home and will be distributed via UAA’s and the Journal of Urban Affairs networks. The award is presented one year after the original conference presentation.

All conference papers submitted for review to the Journal of Urban Affairs (JUA) are eligible for the award. Papers are subjected to the normal JUA review process, and nalists are determined by composite review comments. The award winner is selected by an ad hoc committee designated by the chair of the Governing Board. The committee reports its decision to the Executive Director and the Chairperson of the Board. The Executive Director informs the award recipient of the outcome.

Papers that are accepted for publication through the review process will appear in a subsequent issue of the JUA.

To be considered for the Best Conference Paper Award, submit your paper to:

For general guidance on preparing your manuscript for submission to the JUA, please refer to: authorSubmission?journalCode=ujua20&page=instructions

Make sure to identify your paper as a conference paper and include the dates and location of the conference.


Igor Vojnovic
Journal of Urban A airs